Single-family rental projects on the rise: Evolving demographics and preferences creating new opportunities for investors

Single-family rental projects on the rise: Evolving demographics and preferences creating new opportunities for investors

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By: Byron Plant, Senior Vice President (article originally published in Real Assets Advisor) As consumer preferences shift to embrace renting over homeownership, the purpose-built single-family residential (SFR) sector represents a potentially attractive investment opportunity. The need for rental properties is steadily growing, with 65 percent of new households electing to rent rather than buy. For residents, these properties combine the no-fuss maintenance of apartment living with the amenities of a single-family home. For investors seeking to participate in the residential market and looking to avoid the crowded multifamily sector, SFR communities offer attractive exit conditions, operational efficiency and consumer demand. AN ASSET IN HIGH DEMAND As the needs of various demographics evolve, many consumers require specific features that SFRs can meet. These properties can serve as an appealing option for…
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